Transferring a hard drive from an old to a new PC

  Tycho 22:43 15 Sep 2005
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I have a new PC arriving tomorrow. I have a relatively new IDE 140GB drive in my old machine which is split into 3 partitions. When I install it into the new machine, will it be recognised as having 3 partitions. Is there anything that need to be careful with? The new machine with have XP Home with SP3. The old one has W2K with all the upgrades fully up to date.

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  GaT7 23:14 15 Sep 2005

"When I install it into the new machine, will it be recognised as having 3 partitions." - yes, should do.

"Is there anything that need to be careful with?" - yes: 1. Make sure the jumper(s) of the 140Gb drive are set correctly in relation to the hard drive in the new PC, & 2. You don't void the warranty if you open the new PC's case &/or install new hardware. G

  Tycho 11:00 16 Sep 2005

Many thanks Crossbow7. That looks like useful advice.

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